Who's in the running towards becoming America's Next Inauguration Designer? We won't know for sure what Michelle Obama will wear to the inaugural balls until Monday (unless someone who doesn't value their job decides to spill the beans), but WWD's got the scoop on which designers have fielded sample requests from the White House. No one on the list is particularly surprising.
This latest batch of reviews and galleries comes from three designers who make gorgeous clothes beloved by celebrities. Check out Barbara Tfank's la
With six Grammy awards under her belt, as well as the highly coveted cover of Vogue’s March issue, 2012 has been widely declared the year of Adele. Perhaps her elegant 60s aesthetic and overall ladylike fashion sense will come back into style as a result? Barbara Tfank (who has dressed Adele as well as Michelle Obama) believes it’s quite possible. “I feel like a lot of women want to bring the magic back by feeling feminine and pretty and beautiful,” Tfank told us at her fall 2012 presentation. “Women tell me they want timeless, beautiful clothes, and I love being a facilitator—I’m very happy to give them that.”
There she is, First Lady Michelle Obama, gleaming like a sapphire amidst a sea of navy and black suits at tonight's State of the Union. She's wearin
Barbara Tfank made a few headlines pre-Fashion Week when it was revealed that Justin Bieber’s hair--as featured on his recent Vanity Fair cover--was the beauty inspiration for her fall 2011 presentation. And as if one pop culture reference isn’t enough, the FLOTUS has also been snapped in Barbara’s creations and is a fan. I had to see this marriage of looks for myself, so headed to Chelsea to the Larry Poons exhibit at the Danese Gallery, where the models posed fetchingly by Poons’ colorful, abstract canvases.